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US20170299602 Biomimetic Chemical Sensors Using Nanoelectronic Readout of Olfactory Receptors  
The present invention provides biomimetic sensor devices that utilize proteins—such G-protein coupled receptors—and are useful in high-sensitivity analysis of analyte-containing samples. These...
9792676 System for background subtraction with 3D camera  
A system for background image subtraction includes a computing device coupled with a 3D video camera, a processor o£ the device programmed to receive a video feed from the camera containing images...
9792161 Maximizing concurrency bug detection in multithreaded software programs  
Disclosed systems and methods incorporate a sound and maximal causal model with control flow information for maximum concurrency error detection in general multithreaded programs. The maximal...
9789195 Particulate drug delivery methods  
Methods for efficient preparation of drug-polymer (or oligomer) conjugates useful in the preparation of particles, including microparticles and nanoparticles, for delivery of the drug in vivo for...
US20170293169 OPTICAL MICROCAVITY FOR A HIGH-CONTRAST DISPLAY  
An optical microcavity for a high-contrast display comprises an enclosed cavity having a front wall and a back wall, where the front wall comprises a pinhole opening for emission of light from the...
US20170291817 Purification of Carbon Nanotubes Via Selective Heating  
The present invention provides methods for purifying a layer of carbon nanotubes comprising providing a precursor layer of substantially aligned carbon nanotubes supported by a substrate, wherein...
9786050 Stain-free histopathology by chemical imaging  
The present disclosure provides methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media that can be used to image an unstained sample. The disclosed methods can include obtaining a spectroscopic...
9784509 Optimized heating and cooling system  
An optimized heating and cooling system including a thermal mass, thermal energy transport conduits to deliver thermal energy to the thermal mass including one or more phase change materials...
9783858 Altered microbiome of chronic pelvic pain  
Provided herein are kits, compositions, and methods for diagnosing and treating interstitial cystitis (IC) and/or interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) based on finding lower levels...
US20170281094 Information Based Machine Learning Approach to Elasticity Imaging  
Systems and methods are provided for employing informational models trained using the Autoprogressive Algorithm to learn the mechanical behavior of biological materials using a sparse sampling of...
9779283 Automated prostate tissue referencing for cancer detection and diagnosis  
This application provides to a method for identifying one or more prostate tissue samples in a database that are closest to a test prostate sample, which can be used to aid pathologists when...
US20170273954 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR BACTERIA INFECTIONS  
Compositions and methods are provided for treating or inhibiting a bacterial infection involving at least one antibiotic and a compound that potentiates the antibiotic activity of the antibiotic....
9770711 General catalyst for C-H functionalization  
The invention provides novel manganese catalysts such as [Mn(tBuPc)], which are general for the amination of all types of C(sp3)-H bonds (aliphatic, allylic, propargylic, benzylic, ethereal),...
9770413 Amphiphilic dendron-coils, micelles thereof and uses  
The invention generally relates to the fields of drug delivery and cell capture. In particular, the invention relates to amphiphilic dendron-coils, micelles thereof and their use for drug delivery...
US20170268931 UNCOOLED, HIGH SENSITIVITY SPECTRAL SELECTIVE INFRARED DETECTOR  
An infrared (IR) detector comprises a radio frequency (RF) resonator including a bottom electrode to provide acoustic excitation, a piezoelectric layer connected to the bottom electrode and...
US20170266347 BIOMIMETIC GRAFT OR IMPLANT AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING AND USING THE SAME  
Biomimetic grafts or implants coated with an osteogenic extracellular matrix and methods for production and use are described.
9768086 Methods and devices for fabricating and assembling printable semiconductor elements  
The invention provides methods and devices for fabricating printable semiconductor elements and assembling printable semiconductor elements onto substrate surfaces. Methods, devices and device...
9765934 Thermally managed LED arrays assembled by printing  
Provided herein are electronic devices including arrays of printable light emitting diodes (LEDs) having device geometries and dimensions providing enhanced thermal management and control relative...
9765371 Thermostable C. bescii enzymes  
The disclosure provides thermostable enzymes isolated from Caldicellulosiruptor bescii and fragments thereof useful for the degradation of cellulose and/or hemicellulose, including thermostable...
US20170260106 HIGH SURFACE AREA CARBON OPALS AND INVERSE OPALS OBTAINED THEREFROM  
Carbon opals, a form of colloidal crystal, are composed of ordered two-dimensional or three-dimensional arrays of Monodispersed Starburst Carbon Spheres (MSCS). Methods for producing such carbon...
US20170258868 Peptides for Inhibiting Angiogenesis  
The present invention relates to peptides for inhibiting angiogenesis. The present invention also relates to methods of inhibiting angiogenesis and methods of treating disorders associated with...
9761444 Methods and devices for fabricating and assembling printable semiconductor elements  
The invention provides methods and devices for fabricating printable semiconductor elements and assembling printable semiconductor elements onto substrate surfaces. Methods, devices and device...
9758453 One-component reagent for the fluoroalkylation reaction  
A composition, consisting essentially of copper, a fluoroalkyl group, and a ligand comprising at least one group-V donor. The molar ratio of copper to the fluoroalkyl group is approximately 1.
9757457 Use of 2-deoxy-D-glucose to sensitize cancer cells to an agent that activates the extrinsic apoptotic pathway  
Methods for sensitizing a solid tumor cell to an agent that activates the extrinsic apoptotic pathway and treating a solid tumor using a combination of 2-deoxy-D-glucose and an agent that...
US20170254809 METHOD AND DEVICES FOR CAPTURING CIRCULATING TUMOR  
A method of capturing a Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) from a sample includes introducing a sample into a microfluidic device having a cell capture surface and a flow modification surface under...
9751832 Selective histone deactylase 6 inhibitors  
Disclosed are selective histone deactylase inhibitors (HDACi) that having Formula I. Specifically, the disclosed subject matter relates to compounds having activity as selective HDAC6 inhibitors,...
US20170250805 Reconfigurable Free-Space Quantum Cryptography System  
A system, and methods, for transmitting encrypted information as a quantum transmission between a first node and a second node, or among more than two nodes. Each node is characterized by an...
US20170250618 Extremely-Sparse Parallel AC-Link Power Converter  
An extremely-sparse parallel AC-link universal power conversion device is provided that is capable of converting between various power schemas using a reduced number of switches. The number of...
US20170250410 NOBLE METAL-BASED ELECTROCATALYST AND METHOD OF TREATING A NOBLE METAL-BASED ELECTROCATALYST  
A noble metal-based electrocatalyst comprises a bimetallic particle comprising a noble metal and a non-noble metal and having a polyhedral shape. The bimetallic particle comprises a...
US20170248560 REFRACTIVE INDEX-BASED DETECTION FOR LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY USING A MICRORING RESONATOR ARRAY  
A liquid chromatograph comprising a column coupled to a microring resonator array and methods of using the same are disclosed. The microring resonator array measures the bulk refractive index of...
US20170243751 Self-Anchored Catalyst Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching  
A method of metal-assisted chemical etching comprises forming an array of discrete metal features on a surface of a semiconductor structure, where each discrete metal feature comprises a porous...
US20170240878 HIGHER PERFORMANCE PROTEASES FOR SCARLESS TAG REMOVAL  
An isolated nucleic acid that includes an open reading frame encoding a lanthipeptide protease polypeptide for scarless tag removal from a polypeptide is presented. Reagents, expression constructs...
9742154 Mode control in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers  
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a first distributed Bragg reflector, a second distributed Bragg reflector, an active region with an oxide aperture between the first and...
9741492 Energy storage in quantum resonators  
Methods and apparatus for storing information or energy. An array of nano-capacitors is provided, where each nano-capacitor has a plurality of cathodic regions and an anode separated from each of...
9738677 Amphotericin B derivative with reduced toxicity  
Disclosed is a derivative of amphotericin B (AmB), denoted C2′epiAmB, with an improved therapeutic index over amphotericin B, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the AmB derivative, methods of...
US20170233573 Antithrombotic Compounds, Methods and Uses Thereof  
Provided herein are polymers and methods for their use in binding a phosphate containing biological macromolecules. Specifically, the methods and uses provided herein may be used to inhibit...
US20170233427 SCALABLE SYNTHESIS OF REDUCED TOXICITY DERIVATIVE OF AMPHOTERICIN B  
Disclosed is a simplified, readily scalable series of individual methods that collectively constitute a method for the synthesis of C2′epiAmB, an efficacious and reduced-toxicity derivative of...
US20170231571 Devices and Related Methods for Epidermal Characterization of Biofluids  
Skin-mounted or epidermal devices and methods for monitoring biofluids are disclosed. The devices comprise a functional substrate that is mechanically and/or thermally matched to skin to provide...
9734601 Highly accelerated imaging and image reconstruction using adaptive sparsifying transforms  
A system executes efficient computational methods for high quality image reconstructions from a relatively small number of noisy (or degraded) sensor imaging measurements or scans. The system...
9732102 System for controlling the reactivity of boronic acids  
A protected organoboronic acid includes a boron having an sp3 hybridization, a conformationally rigid protecting group bonded to the boron, and an organic group bonded to the boron through a...
US20170227545 REACTIVITY-BASED SCREENING FOR NATURAL PRODUCT DISCOVERY  
A method of identifying a natural product comprising NP—[X]n is provided. The method includes several steps. The first step includes selecting an organism having a biosynthetic pathway for...
US20170226614 SELF-ORGANIZED METAL ALLOYS FOR WEAR APPLICATIONS  
A two-phase metallic alloy comprising precipitates of Ag possessing a volume-averaged diameter of less than about 500 nm dispersed in a matrix selected from the group consisting of Ni, Fe,...
US20170224257 Epidermal Photonic Systems and Methods  
The invention provides systems and methods for tissue-mounted photonics. Devices of some embodiments implement photonic sensing and actuation in flexible and/stretchable device architectures...
US20170215443 SYSTEM FOR CLEANING FRESH AND FRESH-CUT PRODUCE  
The system for cleaning fresh and freshly-cut produce is designed to clean produce as soon as practicable after the produce is cut. As the produce falls downwardly, a spray manifold directs a...
US20170210117 Non-Contact Transfer Printing  
A transfer printing process that exploits the mismatch in mechanical or thermo-mechanical response at the interface of a printable micro- or nano-device and a transfer stamp to drive the release...
9715098 Sparse deconvolution spatial light microscopy in two and three dimensions  
Methods and a computer program product for applying deconvolution to spatial light interference microscopy for resolution enhancement with respect to the diffraction limit in two and three...
US20170207523 CONTROL OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY WITH SPATIALLY PERIODIC MICROPLASMA DEVICES  
Non-disperse, periodic microplasmas are generated in a volume lacking interfering structures, such as electrodes, to enable photonic interaction between incident electromagnetic energy and the...
US20170207522 Helical Antenna and Method of Modulating the Performance of a Wireless Communications Device  
A wireless communication device includes an array of helical antennas on a substrate. Each helical antenna comprises a strain-relieved sheet with a conductive strip thereon, where the...
US20170207294 NANOSCALE HIGH-PERFORMANCE TOPOLOGICAL INDUCTOR  
An electrical device includes a current transport layer made of an anomalous Hall material. The electrical device also includes a first ferromagnetic island in physical contact with the current...
US20170204090 DEOXYCYTIDINE KINASE INHIBITORS  
Provided herein are compounds that bind to dCK and methods for treating cancer.